Well-Being Practices

Jar of Awesome: Well-Being Practice

Jar of Awesome: Well-Being Practice

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Put Something in Your Digital Jar of Awesome Each Day

Simple Instructions:

  1. Create a “Jar of Awesome,” either physical or virtual — a mason jar or something like it would be perfect, but so would a note in Evernote, a note pad, or an email to yourself. You can leave your jar plain or decorate it like crazy. It may also help to keep a small scratch pad and pen next to it.
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Mental Challenge: Well-Being Practice

Mental Challenge: Well-Being Practice

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Take on a Daily Mental Challenge This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Complete 10 minutes of whatever type of mental challenge or brain exercise you like. It can be different each day.
  2. Some suggestions are crossword puzzles, Sudoku, memorization challenges, logic puzzles, or a challenging game with some decent science behind it like Dual N-Back.
  3. You do not need to be able to complete the puzzle you choose in 10 minutes to get credit for doing the practice.
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That's My Jam: Well-Being Practice

That’s My Jam: Well-Being Practice

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Get Your Jam On Each Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Find a song that makes you happy no matter what.
  2. Find a time to play that song for yourself every day this week.
  3. The song should make you want to embody it, e.g. dance, smile, shake, air guitar, sing out.
  4. This practice should change your mind and your body.

Watch this video for an explanation of this Well-Being Practice from Whole Life Challenge co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck.

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Spring Cleaning: Well-Being Practice

Spring Cleaning: Well-Being Practice

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This Week, It’s Time for Some Spring Cleaning

Simple Instructions:

  1. Spring has sprung! Each day, find an area of your life that needs cleaning and clean it up.
  2. The space can be physical (like a desk or closet) or virtual (like your email inbox or Evernote notebooks).
  3. You may also pick a large project, like your garage, and tackle a small part of it each day.
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Support Your Teammates: Well-Being Practice

Support Your Teammates: Well-Being Practice

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Support Your Teammates Each Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Each day, comment on the reflections of at least three team members.
  2. You may offer support, congratulations, tips, advice, or anything you think will contribute to their experience.
  3. If you aren’t playing on a team, you can use the World Reflection feed or even find a team to join — there are lots of open, virtual teams!
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Morning Question: Well-Being Practice

Morning Question: Well-Being Practice

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Ask Yourself This Morning Question Every Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Each morning, identify for yourself what “success” for the day would look like.
  2. Use your own personal standards for success. Some examples include: completing incomplete actions, getting to the gym after work, having a conversation you’ve been avoiding, getting your pile of clothes to the cleaner. There is nothing too big or too small.
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Intentional Acts of Kindness: Well-Being Practice

Intentional Acts of Kindness: Well-Being Practice

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Perform Intentional Acts of Kindness This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Each day, consciously perform an act of kindness. It can be as small as you like.
  2. Examples might include something as simple as holding the door open for the person walking behind you when you’re in a hurry or taking time to thank someone who offered you help or support. There is no lower limit to kindness.
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Communicate Responsibly with Electronics: Well-Being Practice

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This Week Explore What It Means to Communicate Responsibly

Simple Instructions:

  1. Use social media and online forums only in ways that represent your best self — honest, kind, compassionate, supportive, etc.
  2. Some examples: Post things you find funny or uplifting, share honestly what’s going on in your life (even if you’re sad), skip the opportunities to join conversations that typically end in arguments or hurt feelings, or say something supportive to someone rather than just choosing an emoji response.
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Most Important Goals: Well-Being Practice

Most Important Goals: Well-Being Practice

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This Week Let’s Think on Our Most Important Goals

Simple Instructions:

  1. At the beginning of the week, write out a list of several of your most important intentions, aims, or goals, along with why each one is important to you.
  2. Each day, rewrite your list and remove one goal until you have a single, most-important one remaining. (Consider: removing an intention or goal can be based on the intention or goal itself, or the “why.”)
  3. Continue to rewrite your most-important intention, goal, or aim and its “why” each day for the remainder of the week (Consider: your “why” can evolve as you go.
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Appreciations: Well-Being Practice

Appreciations: Well-Being Practice

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This Week Is About Expressing Appreciations

Simple Instructions:

  1. Each day this week identify a person you want to appreciate (it can be the same person every day or a new person each day).
  2. Write down one thing you appreciate about this person.
  3. Immediately following, write down one thing you appreciate about you.

Watch this video for an explanation of this Well-Being Practice from Whole Life Challenge co-founders Andy Petranek and Michael Stanwyck.

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Morning Routine: Well-Being Practice

Morning Routine: Well-Being Practice

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Investigate Your Morning Routine This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Choose a 10-minute personal practice to be a part of your morning routine.
  2. Complete the practice in the morning, before you leave for or begin work.
  3. Some examples: reading a book, meditation, prayer, mobilization, exercise, journaling.
  4. If you already have something like this as a part of your morning routine, continuing it will count for this week’s Well-Being Practice.
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Mindful Breathing: Well-Being Practice

Mindful Breathing: Well-Being Practice

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Practice Mindful Breathing Each Day This Week

Simple Instructions:

  1. Sit quietly or lie down, close your eyes and mouth, and put one hand on your chest and the other on your stomach.
  2. Breath only through your nose while focusing your attention on keeping your chest still while your abdomen rises and falls with each breath, breathing the minimal amount necessary.
  3. Feel the rising and falling of your abdomen, noticing any thoughts, physical sensations, or emotions that arise in your mind.
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